TBJA 349 Stop Sending Terrible Pitches: How To Get A Better Response Rate From Your Pitches, Blair Nicole

How To Get A Better Response Rate From Your Pitches, Blair Nicole, TBJApodcast 349
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Whatever you do, stop sending terrible pitches! Find out how to get a better response rate from your pitches. The step-by-step formula from PR specialist, Blair Nicole.

Blair Nicole is the CEO & Founder of Media Moguls PR, host of the #KickassPR podcast, and Columnist at several well-known business outlets. Marketing and traveling are her passions, and she travels around the world full time with her 4 year old son, working remotely, and speaking to business audiences of all shapes and sizes.

Blair’s motto is “Kick ass, don’t kiss it!”

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Last year I sold everything I owned to become a digital nomad. I traveled the US and Mexico with my 4 year old son, working remotely for my clients.

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Blair was a stock broker but hated it. She quit and became a partner in an SEO company. She later started working in PR in a rather unconventional way. Hear how she is doubling her business and broken into journalism and reporting. Her career highlight was when she had a Huffington Post article done on her: How To Find Your Calling (From 5 People Who Found Theirs)

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There is no shortcut. Stay on top of your game. Hear Blair’s when it didn’t work moment and how she learned to pitch differently.

Top Tips  Stop Sending Terrible Pitches: How To Get A Better Response Rate From Your Pitches

  1. Stop insisting on features.
  2. Stop pitching your products or services. You should be pitching things related to a current topic/event or trend.
  3. Focus on thought leadership.
  4. Quit with press releases and mass pitching.
  5. Build a smaller media list, do your research, create a Top 25 media list.
  6. Use connections to meet them or follow them and then comment on their work to introduce yourself.

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TBJA 343 How To Pitch Your business To The Media: A Magazine Editor Tells All, Jason Feifer

TBJA 129 Peter Shankman On Customer Service: Making Your Brand Better Than The Rest

“Dear PR Pros, Stop Sending Terrible Pitches”

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Phoebe Chongchua

Phoebe Chongchua is a multimedia Brand Journalist, Brand Consultant & Marketing Strategist who is revolutionizing brand communication with consumers. She makes companies remarkable using brand journalism storytelling to grow their online presence, build a community, and gain greater market share. Phoebe is a former TV News journalist who helps brands gain a competitive advantage by learning to "Be the Media". Phoebe is the host of "The Brand Journalism Advantage" podcast and a "Top 50 Podcaster To Follow". Listen in iTunes or at ThinkLikeAJournalist.com

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